Genealogy Adventures

GA Live S02 E11: special guest James R. Morgan III (Black Freemasonry)

Have you ever researched your family and found that they were a part of an organization…

GA Live S02 E10: Special Guest Natonne Kemp (Author, Historian & Genealogist)

Join Brian and Donya as we talk with Genealogist and Author Natonne Kemp. We will discuss…

How well do DNA testing services’ analytical tools handle DNA matches for highly admixed people?

It is fair to say the online genealogy community has been set alight with the launch…

Confirming Jason Futrell of Rich Square, Northampton County, NC as my 4x great grandfather

The new suite of genealogical and DNA analytical tools from MyHeritage has literally knocked my ancestry…

GA Live S02 E09: Special Guest Phebe Hayes (Louisiana genealogy & history)

Join Brian & Donya as we chat about some of the unique complexities of Louisiana genealogy…

Case Study Part 2: Attempting to break through Thomas “The Immigrant” Christian’s brick wall

This case study is a continuation from Research case study: My lost connection to Thomas “The…

GA Live S02 E08: Special Guest Bernice Bennett

Join Brian and Donya as we welcome a special guest, Bernice Bennett, to kick off our…

Research case study: My lost connection to Thomas “The Immigrant” Christian of Charles City County, Virginia

If you have been a regular follower of my recent genealogy adventures, you will know the…

GA Live S02 E04: Lineage societies & poorly documented ancestors

Have you ever tried to join a Lineage or Heritage society just to be turned away…

Working with the 1773 and 1825 maps of Old Ninety Six, Edgefield, Abbeville, Newberry, and Barnwell, South Carolina

I have previously written about how maps can be an invaluable research tools in my  article…